MD county plans for medical malls; 1,000 NJ cancer patients forced to switch centers;

> Officials with Maryland's Prince George's County are looking into converting empty stores in old shopping centers, or even entire malls, into "medical malls" offering medical care and testing. Article

> A group of 1,000 cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering's new center in Basking Ridge, NJ may be forced to move before September, when their insurance will no longer cover the center as an in-network provider. They're being urged to transfer to Sloan Kettering's Manhattan hospital. Article

> A U.S. Senator has asked drugmaker Merck to disclose how much of its drugs and materials are created in countries outside the U.S. The requester, Sen. Sherrod Brown, had previously made a similar request of Pfizer. FiercePharma

> A cancer vaccine made from genetically engineered tobacco leaves has shown some early promise. FierceVaccines

And Finally... Don't ask me to drink this stuff--but maybe you've got a stronger stomach than I do. Article

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